Three city men charged in armed robbery, burglary
Three men were in custody Thursday after robbers armed with a gun, a hammer and a knife broke into a Broadway apartment Wednesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.
Dustin Justin Trail, 22, of 427 N. Mulberry St., John Aaron Butts, 20, of 25 High St., Apt. 2, and his brother James Emerson Butts, 18, of 258 S. Locust St., Apt. 2, appeared before a bond commissioner Thursday.
As a result, the Butts brothers were being held on $100,000 each while Trail's bond was set at $50,000, a spokesman at the Washington County Detention Center said.
All three were charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment and misdemeanor theft.
The brothers were also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police were called to 136 Broadway, Apartment 3ER, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance, said Sgt. Mark Renner.